Buying from an auction can be a fun experience and you hopefully will secure some bargains! We also trust you’ll enjoy buying anything from Castle Auctions.
There’s nothing complicated about buying at auction, however to make sure the process is as straightforward as possible, we’ll take you through everything you need to know in this guide.
So, first things first, what do we auction? We auction everything!
Our auctions include;
• Cars, Vans and other motor vehicles
• Antiques and Collectables such as coins and stamps
• Electrical items such as TV’s, Computers and Music systems
• Plant & Machinery
• Catering Equipment
• Power tools
• Luxury goods; yachts, super cars, diamonds
• General items, e.g. bicycles, household goods, furniture and jewellery
If you’re interested in buying an item, we always advise that you view it prior to auction. Viewings Days are usually the day before the auction and morning of the sale. All items are sold as seen, as explained in our terms and conditions of sale
We try to make the auction process as accessible as possible. We understand that you may not always be available to come to our physical auctions and that is why we provide multiple ways to bid;
• At the Saleroom
We find the most exhilarating way to bid is to physically be in the auction where there can be a great buzz in the atmosphere and can be a lot of fun.
Through our website at www.castle-auctions.com online bidding is available where you can listen to the auction in real time and bid live using your smartphone, tablet or computer. You will need to register through our website and choose a username and password in order to log in to make your bids. Online bidding carries an additional 3% charge. Online you can also leave ‘autobids’ where the system will bid for you during the auction up to a maximum amount you specify.
Prior to the auction, you can leave your highest bid, in writing, with one of our team and this will be communicated to the auctioneer prior to the auction start time. The auctioneer will bid on your behalf and will only use the amount required to top the opposing bidder.
All successful bids will have our buyer’s fee of 14% + VAT premium added to the hammer price and charged on all items bought.
Items purchased must be paid for, collected and removed from the saleroom by the first Tuesday following the auction.